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we celebrate half birthdays just so we can eat cake.

Watching the Food Network is a terrible thing. Terrible, I tell you!

Especially the baking shows. Awful.

Why?

It makes me want to bake awfully delicious, ooey-gooey sugary things.

So when Ellie’s half birthday came around I knew it was the perfect excuse to bake a cake!

Well, half a cake.

A lopsided one at that.

Although the lopsided-ness wasn’t on purpose.

Anyway, I whipped up one delicious incredibly amazing homemade cake from a box.

(I did make some homemade frosting however. Those judges on cupcake wars would’ve been proud.)

And I put my ziplock bags to use and whipped up a few numbers to go on top.

Yes, ziplock bags. No fancy-smancy decorating stuff around here. (One day, one day)

Twenty minutes after I took a few photos, the cake broke in half. Both ways.

It was devoured by morning.

Yes, we eat cake for breakfast around here.

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Happy half birthday Elles!

Thanks for giving us a great excuse to celebrate.

And make cake.

Sorry you didn’t get any.

Hope that graham cracker was just as good. ;)

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21 comments

  1. This is such a cute idea!!! Love that it is half a cake!!!

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  2. Perfect!! It's always a good thing to have a reason to celebrate with cake!! Love that little girl. Her big eyes are beautiful!!

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  3. Cute, cute, cute! Love your yellow plate. :)

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  4. love this idea!

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  5. That is seriously the cutest thing ever! It makes me sad that we didn't do anything fun for Holland's half birthday! Haha. Oh well! Also, Ellie is adorable!

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  6. Every. Little. Thing. I love it!! Happy Half Birthday to your sweet girl! Seriously little E is too adorable for words.

    My Ava just had her first birthday, but she was sick :( So I'm going to make a cake next week for her...I've done chocolate numbers/letters before, but never covered in sprinkles...BRILLIANT!! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  7. You rock, girl! Cute cute cute. And Miss Ellie is adorable!

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  8. hehehe Those numbers look delicious! Celebrating everything little things about our babies is so much fun, isn't it?

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  9. Oh cute! Those number turned out great. :) Good job! And cute baby, as always.

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  10. Haha. Love the half cake. Mean mama, not giving any cake to the birthday girl....... But at least mom & dad get to benefit!

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  11. Wow, your cake looks amazing! I love looking at food on pinterest and ig!

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  12. My mom made us half cakes for a few birthdays when we were younger. :) I think it's such a fun and quirky idea. I love the simplicity of your photos!

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  13. What a cute idea!! I love the idea of half a cake. You are so clever. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! The design is wonderful and the content perfect. I will definitely be following you on bloglovin! xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  14. i totally do the cake from a box/homemade frosting thing. sometimes the box cake just taste soooo good!

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  15. Oh my goodness that is the most gorgeous cake topper! Stinkin' cute.
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  16. This is so darling! Would you mind sharing a how-to on the topper?!!

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  17. Yes, I second Aree- would love to know how you did the topper!! We have been doing half birthdays for both of my girls which they love! THanks in advance for sharing!

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  18. Love this idea! Could you please elaborate on how you made the numbers please? Thanks :)

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